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ABC
Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
, ohio and pennsylvania are still in play. latest poll shows him trailing president obama 50% to 47%. romney held his final rally last night in new hampshire where his campaign got its first boost earlier this year also still up for grabs. >> president obama is waking up in his hometown of chicago after making his final campaign push in iowa last night. he plans to play basketball with his aides today and -- an election day tradition and do satellite interviews to get out the vote. the president voted nearly two weeks ago. tahman bradley will have a live report in just a few minutes. >>> a few hotly contested local congressional races. katie marzullo join a closer look. >> reporter: i have california blown up on the big board, zoomed in on the bay area. starting in the peninsula district 14, democratic incumbent jackie spear her opponent, the republican, a businesswoman and biotech consultant. now to the east bay to look at a different race, district 11, george miller the democratic incumbent. his challenger republican virginia fuller. registered nurse who became a united states cit
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
. -- jobs numbers should be out in a few minutes. one thing we know for sure, both president obama and mitt romney are going to be hitting hard the campaign trail in battleground states looking for undecided voters. today the president has three events in ohio that jobs report could moon a lot to him. a political expert tell saying if -- saying if the unemployment rate stays below 8% voters might shrug it off if it goes up the president will face highest since roosevelt. if the should come back above 8 not predicted guys for mitt romney he can use that to his advantage he was in virginia yesterday this morning he starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. romney campaign making a play for pennsylvania scheduling a last minute appearance there sunday i am will the jobs report mean a manns sieve butte for either candidate? unclear. experts saying all but a few voters have already made up their minds, particularly about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> hopeful news for one of the areas hardest hit by sandy. power officials say they could have electricity restored to all of manhatta
ABC
Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
wish president obama had not accepted the resignation but i understand and accept the decision. here's peter king. >> obviously this hurts general petreas, but it hurts the country more. he's a man of extraordinary talent, extraordinary deadation, extraordinarily hard-working. >> this comes days before petreas was to testify about the attack on benghazi, libya that killed ambassador christopher stevens. good morning america will have for at 7:00 a.m. >> two residents have died from eating poison mushrooms. too others are in the hospital. in tuesday a care giver picked wild mushrooms growing at the home and cooked them as a treat. the mushrooms turn out to be poisonous. an elderly woman died yesterday morning and a second person died last night. they are investigating but sheriff's deputies say it appears to have been a tragic mistake. >> a third person connected to the vandalism and areasism of a san francisco muni bus is under arrest this morning. 24-year-old adam diaz of oakland was taken into custody yesterday ask charged with felony vandalism following the giants world series win.
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
they suspect age was a factor. >>> president obama heads to new york today to tour hurricane sandy damage he will meet with local officials, first responders, fema staff and families. he was in new jersey before the election last we'll be. parts of new york and new jersey are still without power, consolidated edison and long island power company have received subpoenas from the new york state attorney general investigating their response to the storm and how they handled storm victims. >>> on capitol hill, lawmakers continue their meeting behind closed doors today with top fbi and cia officials over what led to the resignation of david petraeus. petraeus resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair with paula broadwell discovered during an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. federal law enforcement official says broadwell also sent e-mails to senior military officials in an attempt to undermine kelley who she saw as a rival. petraeus set to testify tomorrow morning on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. the fbi is also
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are storming into the final day of campaigning. mr. obama holding rallies in wisconsin and iowa. romney will visit florida, virginia and new hampshire. the richest prize, no doubt ohio. today each will rally their supporters in columbus. the president will return to his home in chicago tonight. t.j. winick joins us from chicago. >> reporter: election day may not be until tomorrow, 27 million americans have already cast their vote. a scene of how close the obama campaign believes in could be the president appeared in new hampshire, which only has four electoral votes. >> the president: we are no longer relevant now. we are props. because what has happened is now the campaign falls on these 25-year-old kids out there knocking on doors, making calls. >> reporter: he was joined by bill clinton, who mocked romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are, just be disappointed and look at me, i look like a president. and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it is all going to be all right if you elect me. >> reporter: with one day
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 5:00am PST
the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. israel has opened a crossing allowing several trucks with medical supplies to enter. gaza hospitals are running low. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> former head of the cia david petraeus has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him handle his sex scandal and fbi investigation. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. she arrived back home with her husband and two sons yesterday. petraeus testified before members of congress friday and apologized for the affair. petraeus said he knew attack on the u.s. consulate in li
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
, last week four of the dogs were killed. >>> this morning president obama will hold his first news conference in months. his agenda is likely to be overshadowed by the sex scandal involving david petraeus and a top general. >> reporter: the white house has already said president obama stands behind general allen and still has faith in him. allen's e-mails with jill kelley are being investigated by the fbi this morning we expect to hear more in the president's own words. general petraeus' fair with paula broadwell could be the bigger issue this is her, first time we've seen her since the scandal broke. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of the house on what they know about the affair. lawmakers want to know if national security was ever threatened. petraeus' sudden resignation an has some senators wondering what will happen to his testimony about what went wrong in ben gassy that lead to the -- wrong in benghazi the attack that led to the death of ambassador-? stevens. learning more about jill kelley hose numerous -- whose numerous are -- general allen has de
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00am PST
were on the roof to get to hot spots. >>> president obama is set to make his first post-election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. tahman bradley is in washington and joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. shortly after president obama was reelected, he called congressional leaders to talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. it is a major issue that needs to be resolveed by the end of the year. democrats and republicans say they are willing to talk but there's major hurdles. showdown looming, as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election both sides are set to collide over taxes. >> raising tax rates unacceptable. and it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: in an interview house speaker boehner drew a hard-line on raising taxes but opened the door to raising more revenue. >> i would do that, if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,0
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 5:00am PST
banks as thanksgiving approaches. also, president obama begins his three-day tour of southeast asia. his first overseas trip since re-election. and the holiday season kicks off today in san francisco. we will have a preview of the day-long what are you doing there? i making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> new this morning, president obama has arrived in thailand, the first stop on his three-nation tour of southeast asia. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are hailing alie answers with thailand and others in the region as cornerstones of the administration's deeper commitment to the region. it will include a first-ever presidential stop in myanmar, also known as burma. the president said his visit to myanmar is
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
pumps. bloomberg business report straight ahead. >>> president obama and mitt romney begin a last minute push today to sway voters. what a new poll reveals about the impact of superstorm candy. >>> pedal power at the stick, how the 49ers want to make it easier [ inaudible ] . good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back. here's a look at live doppler, drying trend for part s of the bay area north and peninsula drizzle main problem south bay and east bay lighter rain. snow up in the mountains, you do not need chains. temperatures this afternoon low to mid 70s, sacramento, fresno upper 60s los angeles and san diego, palm springs 87, scattered showers tahoe and yosemite mid to upper 50s. >>> governor brown will be in san francisco today making
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
. that investigation continues. >>> president obama is gathering his top aids this morning for a briefing on hurricane sandy's recovery effort. they will hold a conference call with state and local lead speakers visit storm-damaged areas throughout the region to get a review of the response and make sure resources are being provided. the grim news, the bodies of 102 people have been found so far, many by national guard troops going door to door on staten island in new york. gag rationing starts today in face of fuel shortages. people with license plates ending in odd numbers or letters can fill up on odd days, those with even numbered plates fill up on even days. to help, they signed a waiver to allow foreign ships to deliver gas to northeast ports. they are also easing restrictions on what kind of gas can be burned. northern california are sending teams to help with the storm. a second pg&e team is on the way to help restore power. coast guard teams from novato and alameda have been sent and they will help with the removal of hazardous waste. >> michael bloomberg reversed himsel
ABC
Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
served in oakland, san jose and many other bay area communities. >>> president obama guy thanks in his weekly address a couple of hours ago. he expressed gratitude for all we share as americans and those defending our freedom around the world. >> the president: today we give thanks for blessings that are too rare in this world. the ability to spend time with the ones we love, to say what we want, worship as we please, to know there are brave men and women defending our freedom, to look our children in the eye and tell them here in america, no dream is too big if they are willing to work for it. >> the president said the nation stands with those who are less fortunate including residents in the northeast suffering from superstorm sandy. >>> bay area wal-mart workers plan to walk off the job starting 10:00 tonight in support of a nationwide strike. upset wal-mart is opening 8:00 tonight for black friday they accuse the company of retailing for speaking out against the early opening. organizers want to alert shoppers about what they call unfair work conditions. the job action should h
ABC
Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
taking their case to federal court. abc7 news. >>> new this morning, president obama is on his way to southeast asia for a three-nation tour that would include burma. he is on his way to tie lapped today with events planned tomorrow. he will return to washington on wednesday just in time for thanksgiving. before he left the president recorded his weekly address urging the extension of tax cuts for most americans while raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. >> we shouldn't hold the middle class hostage while congress debates tax breaks for the wealthy. let's do what we agreed on, let's keep taxes low for the middle class and let's get it done soon so we can give families and businesses good news going into the holiday season. >> they say raising taxes on people who own small businesses would be bad news for businesses and families because they would be force today lay off thousands of workers. >>> there is improving news on the california job front. the unemployment rate went down one tent after percent since september and part of a steady decline. about 36,000 people were hired in
ABC
Nov 25, 2012 5:00am PST
afterglow of small business saturday. yesterday president obama and his daughter, sasha and malia took part by shopping at a back store in arlington, virginia." bay area merchants are also seeing more traffic as some shoppers make a point of supporting local merchants. >> you want people to invest back in their community, which you feel like they do when they shop small. >> this is that store's second year participating in small business saturday. a nationwide effort started in 2010 to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. >>> black friday shoppers did not spend as much as they did last year, according to super track. consumers spent just over $11 billion. that's down 1.8% from last year. home shoppers may make up the difference. online sales went up nearly 21% from last year. >>> now to a different kind of shopping frenzy. the manager of a dollar store in tennessee is accused of attacking customers for using coupons. these two women are extreme couponners. last week they wanted to save money at a few dozen items at the dollar store. the manager refus
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
work we have to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president obama is reelected to -- four more years in the white house after a long bitter campaign. good morning the morning after the election 5:00, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. democrats around the country are celebrating. last night the president appeared in front of thousands of supporters to the beat of stevie wonder's signed, sealed and delivered many he backed out with the first lady and his daughters. he was victorious over mitt romney in most of the 12 key battleground states. t.j. winick is live in chicago where the president the night. he will be leaving for washington later. >> reporter: in the end it was a series of narrow state wins that gave the president a decisive victory. president obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was primarily fought in a handful of battleground states. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. and we kno
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
violence incident involving his wife before he was resainted. >>> president obama and congressional -- leaders barely have time to cap their breath. the fiscal cliff that threatens to throw u.s. economy back into recession. katie marzullo live in the newsroom in is going to take compromise. >> reporter: -- skeptical they are going to do it, lawmakers have not found much common ground over the past four years washington remains almost unchanged after the election. president obama has already talked with the top four leaders in the house and senate on the phone from chicago before returning to the white house last night that includes house speaker ran john boehner. he says his party is willing to consider tax increases only under the right circumstances which include fewer tax loopholes and simpler, fairer tax code. right now all sides are laying out opening arguments for negotiations that are to come. they need to avoid severe and automatic government spending cuts and tax hikes that will take place january 1st. those cuts and hikes total 800 billion dollars. in the bay area there's
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
discovering he was no loer there. >>> president obama meets this week with labor groups and business leaders to get input on how to solve the looming fiscal cliff before he speaks to congressional leaders friday. sergio quintana has more on what leaders need to do and what the nation faces. >> reporter: nancy pelosi spent this veterans day mixing and mingling with people at the presidio. >> we have a deficit that we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth creation of jobs cuts we all know that also with revenue. >> reporter: she will be returning to capitol hill with plans to push a deal backed by president obama, that will include tax hikes on wealthier households. republicans have already started digging in. >> raising tax rates will slow our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> reporter: what are the consequences if lawmakers cannot make a deal? >> fiscal live is bad -- physical cliff is bad if it happens. >> reporter: if scheduled cuts are imposed 400,000 government jobs tied to defense spending could be slashed. 400,000 jobs tied to nondefense spen
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
. >> president obama says he hasn't decided who he will nominate for secretary of state. if it is rice, there could be a fight. it appears she would have the number of votes to be confirmed. >>> yahoo's ceo meyer is meeting with president obama at the white house today, part of a ceo roundtable to help the president avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. if there is no deal we will all see tax hikes and government will cut spending beginning january. president obama has also called apple's ceo cook to get his input. >>> 5:17. first of a series of storms is arriving in the bay area now. >> not that we want to panic when the national weather service calls it a river of rain -- >> many terms, atmospheric river, pineapple express, we don't like those terms. it puts everybody in a panic we will get through this. live look right now from our sutro camera, wind warning along the coast. you can see heaviest cells offshore from the north coast, mendocino, sonoma, marin light rain around the bay continuing to develop. closer look from sea ranch, fort ross, highway 1, bodega bay, wet around windsor ov
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
. >> there have been many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over an anti-muslim video. that story latest shifted raising questions about what the administration knew and when they knew it was a terrorist attack. >> i don't think the intelligence community in any way politicized they were providing to members of the administration or congress. they gave us our best initial assessments. >> when he testifies he is expected to give a timeline of events. there has been focus on his affair and whether thinks conduct compromised national security. he is expected to talk about the benghazi situation. once they complete the hearings, they expect to hold a public hearing to disclose information that isn't classified. >> eric: in the middle east, israel offered to suspend the offensive at the gaza strip during a visit by egypt's prime minister but the offer didn't hole hold. fighting escalated sharply overnight. dozens of missiles exploded in gaza city. missiles also targeted about 150 other sites that they used to fire rockets at israel. fighti
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 5:00am PST
windows and damaged dozens of surrounding homes. >>> president obama's re-election victory just got a bit bigger. florida now in the president's column by a nose. state officials say the president took 50% of the vote compared to 49% from mitt romney. the results mean the president took eight out of nine swing states, losing only north carolina. the final electoral college results now read president obama 332, romney 206. >>> coming up at 8:00 abc's " this" "examines the election. what president obama did right and what the republicans need to do and what both have to do to avoid falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. that's coming up on abc7. >>> we are learning more this morning about the scandal involving david petraeus. his sudden resignation at head of the cia is still sending shockwaves through washington. petreas said he accepts all the blame. >>> after nearly four decades in international affairs, it was an extramarital affairs that brought david petraeus' distinguished career to a jolting end. in a statement to employees he acknowledged the liaison, expressing his extremel
ABC
Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
took the man into custody. officials say he's a man with mental health problems. >>> president obama is sending hillary clinton to the mideast to help mediate an end to the bloody conflict between israel and the palestinians in the gaza strip, u.s. navy positioning three ships on the remote chance that american citizens might need to be evacuate israel. there's a steady stream of rocket fire between israel and gaza. israel says it is ready to escalate operations if a deal cannot be reached. it has been an amassing force along the border for days. missiles killed 113 in gaza, almost half civilians. more than 700 rockets landed in israel, three killed there. >>> president obama met today with china's top leaders on the sidelines of the summit. the president says the u.s.-china relationship is cooperative and instructive and important there are clear rules for trade and investment. >>> the pacific northwest is taking a pounding from a storm that mike says is heading our way, oregon and washington are dealing with flash flooding, power outages and property damage from winds, rain and sno
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
storm problems on a treacherous roadway. >> president obama welcomes mitt romney to the white house for a private lunch today, the first time the two have met since the election. it willful fill a promise mr. obama made during his victory speech. the white house says there is no specific agenda for the meeting, except the president would like to discuss romney's ideas. >>> treasury secretary geithner and a white house aide head to capitol hill today for separate talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. they will discuss how to avert a series of tax increases and spending cuts due to begin in january. there's been little evident progress in talks between the white house and lead gop negotiator, house speaker boehner. >>> if you the past few days wishing you lived somewhere that has power ball, you may get your wish. california may be getting in on the big game, already played in 42 other states. lottery officials meet today and are expected to regulations to join power ball on the heels of staggering jackpot of 579 million dollars. two winners, arizona and misery -- arizona and missouri. >>>
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
head of peta wants president obama to skip today's turkey pardoning ceremony saying it makes light of the mass slaughter of 47 million birds. peta is asking americans to forego meat. the president is set to pardon cobbler or gobbler 10 a.m. today. >>> a food bank is still short the number of turkeys it needs. we've been telling you about sacred heart for several days. today volunteers will be handing out the last of 4200 food boxes. organizers say they still need 200 more turkeys. to find out how you can help, go to abc7news.com click on see it on tv. >> a lot of help to be had. >>> this morning, were you joking about me driving 50 miles per hour. i bet a lot of folks are doing the same. some of that rain is heavy at times. >> some are slowing down, kristen drove 50 in reverse out of her driveway. >>> it is wet, glad to see kristen slowed and i know you will too this morning. we'll talk to see in a second to find out what is in store. radar-wise ponding on the roads everybody is dealing with slick streets this morning, they are all wet. storms still coming from the southwest to northe
ABC
Nov 26, 2012 5:00am PST
or online, spending more than $400 a piece. president obama was among those observing small business saturday, visiting a bookstore in northern virginia many other shoppers chose the more relaxed independent stores if you buy all the gifts of 12 days of christmas song it will cost more than $107,000 this year, 6% more than last year. partridge and pear tree, just $15. twilight saga picking up another 64 million dollars during the long >>> a plane on its way from no to orange county crashed sunday and good samaritans pull the couple to safety. the crash happened near the cal-state university northridge campus the pilot on his way to john wayne airport radioed he was having engine problems the plane careened into a fence flipped and landed on a the man and woman inside escaped serious injury. nobody on the ground was hurt. >>> it has been a violent holiday weekend in oakland police investigating four murders, two women were shot to death yesterday morning found on the sidewalk not far from brookdale park police got several calls at 6 a.m.. investigators say they are following several l
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